Monday, July 13, 2009

Tropical Morning

Did I wake you?

Nothing more civilized and elegant has yet been invented than the white canopy of a mosquito net in all its fragile, ephemeral simplicity; and what luxury is greater than having a wake-up cup of coffee brought to the bedside?

In this very grand and simple French colonial scene, a French Empire campaign bed in polished iron lies under its white netting. A tropical plant and tropical flowers are held by a stoneware planter and vase by Erik Reiff. A blue, white, and brown "Ostindia" breakfast service is used with Tiffany's "Salem" flat silver. The tablecloth is China Seas' "Oslo" cotton.

- The New Tiffany Table Settings, John Loring and Henry B. Platt, 1981

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